The European Union’s migration commissioner on Wednesday defended the bloc’s migration and border policy after U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet that it had left Europe in “a total mess.”
According to Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, five years after the start of the migration crisis the borders are better managed and better protected than ever before.
The EU has a comprehensive and effective strategy without becoming a fortress.
“For those who want and advocate for illegal immigration, just take a good look at what has happened to Europe over the last five years, a total mess!’’ Trump tweeted.
Avramopoulos said the EU’s migration policy was defined by ethics and humanity, in defence of those who need international protection.
He added that it was important for both the EU and the U.S. to remember America’s history as a nation created and inspired by migrants and refugees.